Lighte, Newton & Bradbury Victorian Square Piano

Beautiful Lighte, Newton & Bradbury Square Grand Piano With Mother Of Pearl Inlay

$35,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
DEPOSITS: The restoration of this instrument has not been completed. A 30% deposit is required on instruments pending restoration. This deposit holds the instrument and keeps it from being offered to another clients, and it also makes that piano's restoration a priority. Once we complete the restoration, we invite the client to visit our shop to see and hear the piano. If the client is unable to visit our shop, we will send professional photos and videos of the piano for review. The client then has the option of paying the balance and purchasing the piano, transferring their balance to another piano in our shop, or getting a full refund for their deposit. The client is never at risk.

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YEAR: 1853
FINISH: Rosewood
STATUS: Pending Restoration

This is a beautiful pre-civil war square grand piano built by Lighte, Newton & Bradbury. Lighte, Newton & Bradbury was established in about 1848, and they built extremely high quality, expensive pianos until 1861 under that name as well as Lighte & Newton and F.C. Lighte. After this, the name was changed to the Bradbury Piano Company. Bradbury built pianos until 1949.

This piano is made of beautifully carved Rosewood, and is in the Empire Revival style. Note the lovely mother of pearl inlay across the front panel. The square pianos with this level of ornamentation were among the most expensive, highest grand pianos available at that time – often selling for as much as a small house! This piano is truly stunning, and is an important part of America's musical history. This piano is being restored to like-new condition.